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Career Studies Certificates
Career Studies Certificate in Phlebotomy
Variable. The options within this program amount to approximately one to two semesters of full-time academic work.

A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

The options included within the Career Studies program represent a variety of career and academic pursuits.  Each may be viewed as a mini-curriculum which is part of a broader range of educational possibilities within a given career field. 

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college. 

Course Sequence: 
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
First Semester
ENG 137* Communication Processes I 3 0 3
HLT 145 Ethics for Health Care Personnel 3 0 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts 3 0 3
MDL 105 Phlebotomy 2 3 3
MDL 106 Clinical Phlebotomy 2 6 4
PSY 120 Human Relations 3 0 3
Total 15 9 18

Due to the short duration of these programs and the absence of general education requirements from most, successful completion does not entitle one to participate in or to be recognized during graduation exercises. 

Students who desire transferable credits are recommended to take ENG 111 in place of ENG 137.

 A comprehensive Criminal Background Check for criminal history and sex offender crimes against minors, a drug screen, and a medical examination is required for entrance into clinical agencies. Students with convictions or a positive drug screen may be prohibited from clinical practice and may not be able to complete the clinical portion of the program. Cost for criminal backgound checks, drug testing, and medical examination will be the responsibility of the student. Students must pass MDL 105 with a grade of “C” or better in order to progress to MDL 106.


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